Saturday 20th July 2013
MURRAY Park, on the outskirts of Glasgow, is a modern, state of the art training complex, and Sons gaffer Ian Murray took his squad to the impressive facility today to continue pre-season preparations.
With no game scheduled and facilities within West Dunbartonshire either closed or unavailable, Rangers FC kindly offered the use of their pitches following a request made by club Chief Executive Gilbert Lawrie.
Gilbert takes up the story. He explains: “We didn’t want to use the Bet Butler Stadium pitch today as it needs a rest before the competitive action starts.
“The recent hot weather, whilst great for a tan, has been a wee challenge for us keeping the pitch properly watered.
“We’ve had use of the Vale of Leven Academy in recent weeks, but it wasn’t available to us today and we’re grateful to Rangers for their help in letting us use Murray Park.
“It’s a great place and the manager and the squad had a tough session in searing heat, but the benefit of what has been a very tough pre-season for the players will hopefully be seen when the real games start.”
Manager Ian Murray issues instructions at today’s session